Art Teachers Hate Glitter is hilarious and a must read for art teachers! Recently, my school has been thinking about Specials giving percentage grades. I just read ATHG's take on it and it's laugh out loud funny!
We don't know how to grade art. It's not like there's an answer key or anything. I
hate grading art. It's so dang hard. It's not like I can just whip out
that fancy, double ended, red/blue pen you regular classroom teachers
love to use and start marking up my students' work. Wouldn't that be
lovely? "Ms. ATHG, how come there's all these red circles on my
painting?" "Well, Jimmy, those are all the places you neglected to show
proper illusion of depth. And those big red arrows are all the places
you failed to show good craftsmanship. And the big red check marks?
Well, those I just added for the sake of variety and visual balance,
something you obviously don't understand, as I indicated through my use
of the big red underlines."
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